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Licenses required for containers with Windows Server

Q. What licenses are required to run container instances?

A. Windows Server 2016 introduces containers which offer a very lightweight to quickly spin up instances of services while still offering isolation and resource control. There are two types of containers, Windows Containers and Hyper-V Containers and I explore the differences at

The type of container impacts the licensing requirements as documented at

If you use Windows Containers then you can run an unlimited number of containers on Standard or Datacenter.

If you use Hyper-V Containers then you can run an unlimited number on Datacenter but 2 on Standard (since a Hyper-V container is essentially an automatically managed VM with a separate OS instance running Windows Server).

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